Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Carnival Corp Orders New Ships for Costa and AIDA brands

Cruise giant Carnival Corp has ordered three large new ships for their Costa and AIDA brands for delivery in in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

The newbuilds will be the largest for each of the brands.

The first to be delivered will be a 132,500-ton vessel scheduled for October 2014 for Costa, to be built by Fincantieri at their Marghera yard. It will carry 3,700 passengers (based on double occupancy).

The other two will be a pair of 125,000-ton ships to be built by Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for the AIDA brand. They will carry 3,250 passengers (double occupancy) and be delivered in March 2015 and March 2016.

Complete details will be in today's edition of Cruise News Daily.